24 hours is not enough time to pay anywhere justice, let alone a fabulous city like Milan, Italy. We all have to work with the time we have though, and it’s better to have a short visit to Milan than no visit at all. You can spend 24 hours in the city just by shopping. Those with a fondness for brand names will find no shortage of merchandise here. Milan is a really fancy city. From poodles in tutus to diamond adorned storefronts, the…

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Florence has everything a tourist could possibly want–incredible music, a walkable city center, world-class art and a never-ending supply of delicious Italian food. (Don’t take my word for it, these pictures say it all!) Somehow, despite eating carbs constantly during my trip, I returned slimmer than when I left. It could be the 5th floor walk-up apartment. Lifts are few and far in between in the old city, but you enter through giant castle doors, so…

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Not everyone thinks to attend an opera performance while in Florence. Most are so busy with the gelato they can’t be torn away to sit in a venue that doesn’t allow food. But failing to partake in this experience while visiting Italy is a grave oversight. There is no shortage of great art in Florence. To your left you’ll see a Michelangelo and to your right, a Donatello. In a city so teeming with talent, even…

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Everyone knows the Italian food staples–pizza, pasta, gelato–but did you know that one of the best places in the world to find a steak is actually Florence, Italy? I know what you’re thinking. What could this Tuscan city possibly know about a good slab of beef? Turns out, quite but. A Florentine steak, or a bistecca fiorentina as it’s called, is cut from younger cattle and boasts a tender, juicy quality. To be an authentic…

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Airline travel has evolved over the years. When I visited the Air and Space Museum a few years ago in D.C., they had an old coach cabin on display. I was amazed at how much space there was! It was like every seat was first class. Today, things are just slightly different. With an eye for profits and bottom lines, airlines shove us all together like sardines in a can and make us pay outrageous fees…

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